ARK’s Homestead update introduces new building pieces, revamps kibble system

    
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ARKitechts, rejoice — ARK’s Homestead update went live yesterday, and it brought with it some vast improvements to structure placement options as well as a slew of new construction pieces to help make your dream dwellings a reality. New triangular foundations, ceilings, and roofs provide new possibilities for unique building layouts, and players who want to ensure their strongholds are safe and sound can find sanctuary behind the new quadruple-height wall structures.

There are new options when it comes to irrigation and electrical configuration as well, thanks to the new flexible pipes and electrical cables. And pre-existing structures aren’t being left out, either, as the update has also added new visual variants for existing buildings.

The Homestead update isn’t all about architecture, though; it also revamped the game’s kibble system to make it simpler and more straightforward for would-be animal tamers. No longer will players have to manage over 50 different types of kibble. Under the new system, kibble is no longer creature-specific; instead, “each creature now falls into one of six categories, and that creature’s egg can be used to tame any creature within that [creature’s] category.”

You can check out the update for yourself in-game right now, but if you’d like to take a quick peek at what it has in store, you can check out the official release trailer just below.

Source: Twitter, Press Release
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Arktouros

The kibble rework is a pretty huge addition to the game. A lot of the later maps such as Extinction or Abberation don’t have full kibble trees available to work with. For example there’s no Dilos on Abberation, but Dilo Kibble was the favorite of critical dinos like the Doed or Anky.

The Structures Plus additions brings the base ARK building system out of the dark ages. I still over all prefer the Structures Plus mod for the wide variety of quality of life features it has the unmodded ARK experience should at least now be playable in terms of what it can offer.

Solid updates. Having just finished Rockwell and Abberation I’m finally back at Extinction having toured and mastered all the other maps but it has been a very draining game experience. Bosses and boss content just takes so much prep work even toned down for a solo experience I think I’ve had my fill of ARK for the immediate future.

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Eboni

Yes! Reinstall! I’ve been wanting better building with this game. Also, this is free with xbox gold and I’m thinking that my son can finally play with me. I’m pretty excited.

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Darthbawl

I can’t wait to see what the regular MOP Twitch streamers do with this! 👀✔

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IronSalamander8 .

I’ve never played ARK but: ‘…revamps kibble system.’ made me chuckle anyway.

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Relen

I hope for good optimization. In vanilla I have around 30 fps lol.

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dreamer

Came here to say the same. Unless or until they do a major optimization pass, I have no interest in trying to slog through this game anymore.

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MJ Guthrie

ARK…optimization… HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yah, sorry, don’t think that will ever happen. We’ve been waiting nearly 4 years and hundreds of promises.